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Providing Effective Drug and Alcohol Support

housing & housing services Training

local government Training

09:15 - 16:15

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Central London

For a limited time we are offering 10% discounts for the first 8 delegates on the course. To take advantage of this discount, enter code S49CA62 when completing your booking.

Drinking and drug problems remain a significant issue in our society. According to Public Health England the estimated social and economic impact of alcohol-related harm amounts to £21.5 billion, while harm from illicit drug use costs £10.7 billion.

The causes of substance misuse and the solutions for tackling it are multi-factorial and can vary greatly from one person to another. Providing effective support to those affected require s knowledge of the issues, multi-disciplinary working and a commitment to understand the root causes of drug and alcohol use.

This interactive training will provide you with in depth information on what are the causes of addiction, how to spot the signs of alcohol and drug misuse and provide early and effective support for those affected and their families.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the different types of drugs and alcohol and why people use them, linking to both local and national trends
  • Realise the impact of drug and alcohol misuse on families and the wider community
  • Understand the support measures which are available to those requiring help
  • Find out how you can best work with other key professionals and agencies involved and when and how to communicate
  • Learn how you can harness your communication skills and work effectively with individuals that may present a challenge to public services
Confirmed:

Trainer

Laura Jarvis, Senior Development Manager, Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS)

Laura Jarvis is a Chartered Manager and Senior Development Manager specialising in drug and alcohol addiction for the last 15 years.

This includes a variety of settings; frontline case management, Supervisor, Team Manager and now in the role of Lead Trainer and Senior Development Manager for voluntary sector organisation, The Alcohol and Drug Service. The charity delivers effective specialist drug and alcohol services, focussing on recovery across Yorkshire and the Humber for 35 years.

Laura’s area of specialism includes managing complex cases, working effectively with partnership organisations and developing and delivering training courses.

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09:15

Registration


09:45

Trainer’s Introduction & Clarification of Learning Objectives

Laura Jarvis, Senior Development Manager, Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS) (CONFIRMED)


10:00

Local and National Trends in Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Treatment

  • Realising how drug and alcohol use affects individuals and society as a whole
  • Discussing the government’s approach to tackling drug misuse and the harms it causes, including the Drug Strategy 2017


10:30

Understanding Causes of Addiction and the Importance of Early Intervention

  • Introduction to different types of illicit substances, effects on users and risks associated with addiction
  • Understanding why people take drugs and the cycle of change – different rationales for drug and alcohol use
  • Analysing the importance of early identification and intervention, and how this can help prevent and tackle addiction
  • Introducing interventions to help and support users – brief interventions, extended brief interventions and tailored support
  • Discussing barriers to support behavioural change


11:30

Morning Break


11:45

Case Study: Working in Partnership to Provide the Best Support to Drug and Alcohol users and their Families

  • Working alongside other organisations including housing associations, local authorities, police, NHS and charities
  • Developing targeted, multi-agency responses to address the complex underlying factors behind destructive drug use
  • Encouraging joint ownership and shared commitment between partners to effectively co-ordinate the actions of public services and voluntary organisations
  • Ensuring confidential and efficient data sharing between agencies to enable coordinated support


12:30

Lunch


13:30

Examining the Impact of Drug and Alcohol Addiction on Families, Friends and Society

  • Realising the effect of drug and alcohol use on families and how to spot the signs both behavioural and physical
  • Analysing how drug and alcohol addiction among adults in the family can affect children and young people and how can it be addressed
  • Spotting signs of domestic abuse caused by alcohol and drug misuse and providing relevant interventions
  • Supporting families and friends of addicts – what is available and how to find it


14:15

Afternoon Break


14:30

Workshop 1: Providing Advice, Information and Support - The Importance of Communication

Join this interactive workshop to learn how you can best utilise your communication skills to deliver effective advice and support to addicts and their families

  • Communication game – working in groups to harness your communications skills
  • Methods of removing the barriers to effective communication


15:30

Workshop 2: Working with Service Users who Present a Challenge to Public Services

  • Working with treatment and service resistant individuals
  • Supporting behaviour change amongst individuals who are difficult to engage


16:00

Feedback, Evaluation & Close

*Programme subject to change


Laura Jarvis

Senior Development Manager, Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS)

Laura Jarvis is a Chartered Manager and Senior Development Manager specialising in drug and alcohol addiction for the last 15 years.

This includes a variety of settings; frontline case management, Supervisor, Team Manager and now in the role of Lead Trainer and Senior Development Manager for voluntary sector organisation, The Alcohol and Drug Service. The charity delivers effective specialist drug and alcohol services, focussing on recovery across Yorkshire and the Humber for 35 years.

Laura’s area of specialism includes managing complex cases, working effectively with partnership organisations and developing and delivering training courses.

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